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Get rid of carpet beetles in Somerset or Dorset

Fast, effective carpet beetle control from Helliar Pest Control

Helliar Pest Control have expert knowledge on carpet beetle identification and control across a wide range of different types of business and residential properties.

A professional pest control technician will ensure the treatment used is effective and will not damage carpets or rugs.

How do carpet beetles cause a problem?

Carpet beetles are pests that are found in warehouses, homes, museums and many other locations where suitable food exists.

There are three types of beetles that can cause serious damage to fabrics, carpets, fur and stored food — the varied carpet beetle, the furniture carpet beetle and the black carpet beetle.

varied carpet beetle controlThe varied carpet beetle

The varied carpet beetle is 1/10 inch long from head to toe and black with an irregular pattern of white, brown and dark yellow scales on its wings. Inside properties, the beetles will leave their eggs on or near wool carpets and rugs, woollen goods, animal skins, furs, stuffed animals, leather book bindings, feathers, animal horns, hair, silk, dried plant products and other material that could act as larval food. The adults usually make an appearance during the spring or in the early summer. Mature larval are slightly longer than the adults and are covered with dense tufts of hair.

Furniture carpet beetles

Furniture carpet beetles are slightly larger and rounder than the varied carpet beetle. Colouration and markings vary, but this beetle generally has a mottled appearance.

Black carpet beetles

Adult black carpet beetles range from 1/8 to 3/16 inches from top to bottom. They are shiny black and dark brown with brownish legs. Their fully grown larvae can be 5/16” long and are shiny, smooth, hard and white.

All three types of beetles have similar life cycles, Adults lay eggs on a food source such as woollen fabric, carpets or furs. It only takes the egg 2 weeks to hatch.

Why use Helliar carpet beetle control?

  • We will always carry out treatments discreetly and quickly with minimum disruption to your business or home.
  • Experienced technicians will ensure carpets and rugs are not damaged.
  • Friendly, local staff.
  • Well established Somerset business trading for 80 years. 


How do I get rid of Carpet Beetles?

Simple. Contact Helliar Pest Control today for a FREE no obligation quote. With many years of experience, we know how it feels when you discover you've got pest problems, so we'll be more than happy to come and see what the best solution is.

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01935 421 777